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- adj. Of or pertaining to the number ten, a group of ten things, or to a decade
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to ten; consisting of tens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or comprising ten; consisting of tens.
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Dr. Stern makes a good point on the biasing effects that underpriced, pre-definition phase, program estimates lead to when members of external planning bodies use them to develop the priorities in decadal plans.
If the oceans dampen short term decadal solar cycle variation, then how can you state in the conclusions that there is no solar input over the last 20 years?
I wonder how long it will take for normally intelligent and rational well educated people to become obsessed over the offhand remarks of moon hoax conspiracy theorists, while simultaneously neglecting (or even worse, fostering) the long term decadal downward social, political and educational trends which have created a fertile environment for the intellectual ignorance and apathy allowing nutty theories to prosper, and scientifically valid and interesting speculative theories like extraterrestrial life and ET visitation to be ridiculed.
Osborn and Briffa quote Jones and Mann as having a "decadal" correlation of 0.52 for the PC1.
Jones et al 1998 Table 4 shows "decadal" correlations which are supposedly measuring "low frequency" effects.
I mean, you can talk about that stuff, and you can write these large reports, and you can get government money to do it, but these -- they actually measured it, and it turns out that in the last 10 years -- that's why they say "decadal" there -- that the energy -- that the level of what they call "imbalance" has been way the hell over what was expected.
If “climate” is defined as the decadal mean temperature, then this year’s cold winter will push the decadal mean lower.
What other little understood factors (such as decadal ocean currents), are inaccurately represented in the IPCCs much vaunted computer models?
The "decadal" RE statistic essentially measures trend.
During the second half of the twentieth century, the decadal-scale trends in wood density and summer temperatures have increasingly diverged as wood density has progressively fallen.